A lot of research and thought went into the making of “The Way of Tea”.
Designed to reflect the traditional tea ceremony, the washbasin was installed to allow for the ritual of washing one’s hands before undertaking the tea ceremony; the bell, a symbol of the traditional call to ceremony; the Tokonomo (a built-in recessed space in which items for artistic appreciation are displayed), which allows for the display of flowers.
A variety of materials were used throughout this project including sheet metal reveals and trims, recessed copper panels with a detailed pattern grooved into the back, and solid timber supported by architectural fittings. All of this was to be manufactured with zero tolerance. These are just a few of the detailed joinery units required to complete this very detailed and challenging project.